Dramatic Ocean Waves Crash and Swirl with Dyed Color

In his dramatic series Water meets colour, colour meets water, Paris-based photographer Arnaud Lajeunie captures striking images of ocean waves swirling with vibrant colors. Using sugar-based dyes, Arnaud stages artificial interventions in nature by tinting the surging water with a multitude of bright hues like acid green and deep indigo, creating visually startling scenes that depart from the traditional landscape.

The stunning images are filled with a feeling of gentle violence, as the colorful waves crash forcefully into rocks and then recede back into the sea. The unnatural-looking sprays of water evoke the imagery of chemical pollution or spills of blood that are washed away by the ocean. Arnaud’s photos challenge perceptions, forcing the viewer to reconsider the relationship between humans and nature.

“I rely on the camera as a device with technical features that can give tangible shapes to ever-moving fluxes, in this case the waves,” the photographer explains. “The high shutter speed transcends the human reflex of persistence of vision: it reveals existing shapes that the ‘mortal eye’ cannot perceive on its own. Here, colour is seen as a raw material, as are the waves and the rocks. Colour adds density and thickness to transparent water, thus enhancing the flux fixation process.”

Arnaud Lajeunie Websitevia [this isn’t happiness], [Villa Noailles]

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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